The recent paper from Lord Heseltine on a vision for Teesside mentioned many of the things we have been calling for.
Better rail, air and road access.
However, like all politicians, there are never any physical facts.
For example, how much money and what firm prospects?
I would like to suggest a number of things that they could be doing within their powers to achieve.
That is, if they truly wish to do something.
Build a British-designed and patented power station.
This would be a small modular reactor at Hartlepool.
A conventional power station on the Wilton site.
Jaguar Land Rover is considering building a new manufacturing plant for its electric car production.
Teesside has the port and skills.
If sponsored and supported by our Government, these projects would provide the quality jobs we need and, at the same time, an increase in energy production that the country needs.
A new major production facility by Jaguar would create long-term employment for all in the area.
Chris Gallacher, TD VR,